Cheesecake To Dorayaki: 7 Incredible Japanese Desserts To Try
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You've arrived at the perfect spot if you're searching for something unique to wow your loved ones. These adorable treats are sure to make you smile, as they are a visual and gastronomic pleasure. After a hearty dinner, Japanese desserts, or wagashi, are the ideal palette cleanser since they are lighter than most other sweets from other nations. Making them is also rather easy because of their simplicity. You can easily take your family on a gourmet getaway to Japan with these amazing treats.


Higashi are traditional, pressed, dry Japanese candies with a long shelf life. They are typically made of sugar and rice flour and contain 10 per cent or less moisture. They are in the category of wagashi, which are typical little sweet delicacies from Japan.

Higashi is considered to be at its best when produced using wasabon, a premium quality Japanese sugar. Because the candies are pressed into wooden moulds, they take on the shape of the mould, which is typically that of flowers or other aesthetically pleasing, natural items. This gives the candies their distinctive shape.

Matcha Cookies

These matcha-flavoured, crisp, buttery biscuits are just irresistible. Although matcha, or green tea powder, has long been used in Japanese cuisine, it has only lately gained international recognition. The bitter, powdery flavour may not appeal to everyone. But if you enjoy matcha, you have to try these biscuits.  White chocolate chips are also a big part of the matcha-infused cookies, which gives you the perfect harmony of sweet and bitter.  In addition to its taste, matcha lends the cookies a lovely green tint.


Dorayaki, by far one of the most well-known varieties of wagashi, is a delightful snack made up of two fluffy pancakes with a sweet filling in between. Since then, two tiny pancake-shaped patties joined by the so-called anko, or sweet azuki red bean paste, have been referred to as dorayaki. Traditionally, flavours for the pancake batter include honey, a small amount of mirin, a sweet rice wine, and even a hint of soy sauce.

As part of a broader Japanese nostalgia for foods from the Showa Era (1926–1989), dorayaki is regaining popularity, however, most manga and anime fans may recall it as the go-to snack of the 1970s manga series character Doraemon, the blue robot-cat.

Souffle Pancakes

Soufflé pancakes are sure to delight those who enjoy thick, fluffy pancakes. The reason for their increased height and fluff is that they are Japanese pancakes cooked with additional egg whites.

The recipe for making Japanese pancakes is to whip a meringue mixture into the pancake batter and fry it at a low temperature in metal rings. The pancakes' distinctive height is a result of this.


This is a traditional holiday dish from Japan that has been produced using mochigome, or Japanese glutinous rice, for hundreds of years.

Mochi is widely consumed all year round, but it is especially important during seasonal celebrations like the Japanese New Year. It is created by crushing glutinous rice into a paste and then shaping it into the appropriate form. It is well-known for its amazing sticky consistency. Mochi can be consumed on its own, but it's also frequently used to make wagashi and mochi ice cream, among other sweet treats.

Japanese Cheesecake

This light and fluffy delicacy, known as soufflé cheesecake in Japan and cotton cheesecake or Japanese cheesecake outside of it, is produced by whisking egg whites into the cake ingredients (eggs, milk, sugar, and cream cheese), which is then cooked in a bain-marie.

When served cold, Japanese cheesecake is known for its fluffy, sponge-like texture. However, its best taste is when eaten warm, just out of the oven, when it practically melts on your tongue. German cheesecake known as käsekuchen was discovered in Germany in the 1960s by Japanese chef Tomotaro Kuzuno, who went on to invent this dish.

Coffee Jelly

Inspired by the popularity of British and American gelatin sweets, Japanese coffee jelly, also known as kohii zerii, is a delightful and distinctive coffee dish that has been popular in Japan since the 1960s. A delightfully jiggly delicacy created with gelatin and black coffee, it's a perfect way to quench your thirst and get your caffeine fix on hot days. For a refreshing dinner end, try topping it with whipped cream.